Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The former TCA president discusses local issues with the Atlanta newsweekly.
Leslie Richardson, who just completed her stint as president of the Tucker Civic Association, gave an interview to Creative Loafing for their current Neighborhood Guide issue. "Tucker's the best-kept secret in Atlanta," she said. "It's unincorporated, so we manage everything with all of our groups. We've got all of these community groups and a real sense of community because of that. We're not expecting anyone to do anything for us. We're doing it ourselves." Richardson talked about a partnership that began last year with the Atlanta Regional Commission to start a Lifelong Communities program designed to help senior citizens stay in their homes rather than move to assisted living. "(We) put together a survey. It asks things like what do …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Last week's event was canceled due to bad weather.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Close to 100 volunteers spent last Saturday fixing the old homestead and cleaning up the surrounding property.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Pam McNall
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Tucker community came out in full force last weekend to support the revitalization of historic Johns Homestead Park. DeKalb County’s Natural Resources Management Office brought heavy equipment, and Friends of Johns Homestead, Tucker Civic Association, and Tucker Historical Society brought volunteers and tools. The 50 acre park, which includes the historic 1828 homestead and Twin Brothers Lakes nature preserve, now falls in Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton's District Four. She was given a tour of the homestead itself on Saturday, and the surrounding land and out-buildings. “It’s amazing to see a structure still standing from that era, right on Lawrenceville Highway,” Commissioner Sutton said, “It’s a valuable piece of our history, and …
Friday, August 5, 2011
If we don’t embrace Georgia’s “Rivers Alive” initiative, Tucker’s lakes and creeks may die.
Have you ever experienced a waterway cleanup? It’s quite entertaining, I must say. Expect the obvious - you’ll get wet and dirty climbing down creek beds and sloshing around steams, but you also may experience the unexpected. You may find hundreds of dollars worth of stainless steel as we did during last year’s Rivers Alive cleanup. You may pull out a 1920s Orange Crush glass bottle from deep down in the silt of the river bed. I now have an old “OC Beverage” bottle gracing my home, with the patent date of July 20, 1920 embossed right into the bottle itself. They sure don’t make things like they used to. The glass itself weighs 1.2 pounds (yes, I weighed it, and second sourced it with a 2nd weigh-in, my poor husband.) But, most importantly…
Friday, June 10, 2011
What would your ideal park look like?
Your local public park may not be something you analyze often but it does affect your quality of life. The next time you’re relaxing in your hammock or watching the little ones jump off their swing set, take a minute. Ask yourself, what’s my personal dream-o-vision for my favorite corner of the world? We have some hidden gems right here in Tucker, some tucked away sweet spots that are underutilized or sadly, not utilized at all. Not a visitor. Nada. No one. And many are worthy of our enjoyment. Ever hear of Twin Brothers Lake at Johns Homestead off Lawrenceville Highway? Most Tuckerites don’t know it exists. It’s a precious piece of property with two lakes, a dam, wetlands with wildlife, beavers, you name it. A place to relax, fish, and …